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Heat Pump Repair in Crestview

When it comes to heating and cooling systems, your heat pump works hard to keep your home at the right temperature.

Unlike air conditioners, the outdoor unit on heat pumps doesn’t get time off when the temperatures cool down in Crestview. There’s no indoor furnace unit to take its place.

Instead, your heat pump operates all year to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. That constant effort can result in the need for repairs.

If that time does come, Gordon Air Conditioning is happy to help. We can work on any heat pump—any model or brand. We work hard to make your space comfortable again as soon as possible.

Customer satisfaction, efficiency and safety are our top priorities. We’re happy to demonstrate when you trust us with your home comfort.

Causes of Heat Pump Damage

There are quite a few things that can cause trouble for your heat pump. Here are some of the most experienced issues:

  • Shortage of maintenance. Like you, your heat pump needs to be taken care of to stay in good shape. You have a yearly checkup. Your heat pump has seasonal maintenance. You should call in an HVAC expert twice a year to help your system stay strong. Without maintenance, you’re putting your system at risk for a breakdown.
  • Clogged filters. One of the simplest ways to keep your heat pump alright is to frequently check and change your air filter. If you avoid it, your system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Operating overtime like that can lead to damage, and later, a repair.
  • Component failure. Your heat pump is made of a number of parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all critical to heating and cooling your home efficiently. When one breaks down, it can make it hard—or impossible—for your system to carry on without a repair.
  • Thermostat problems. Your thermostat is a delicate instrument. Any issue with it could make your home less comfortable.

Indications Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Mended

Now that you know some of the usual causes of heat pump damage, it might be useful to hear how those concerns make themselves known. Here are some general signs something is wrong with your heat pump:

  • Your outdoor unit is covered in ice. During the winter, it’s possible that your outdoor unit will have some ice buildup. When this develops, your unit should shift into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your full unit is covered in ice and won’t defrost, you have an issue that needs professional service.
  • Your system is short cycling. By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump starts and stops before it’s had the opportunity to bring your home to your chosen temperature. This is an indication that your heat pump is the incorrect size for your home. And if it isn’t taken care of, it could wear your heat pump down.
  • Your energy bills are increasing. Your heat pump is one of the most efficient HVAC solutions available—especially if you maintain it well. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of it and are still seeing your energy costs go up, it’s time to call ina professional.
  • Your heat pump is getting noisy. Your heat pump isn’t going to be absolutely silent, but it also shouldn’t be unusually noisy. If you’re hearing new sounds from your heat pump—especially any that sound wrong—you may want to have a professional look it over.
  • Your heating or cooling seems weaker. Decreased home comfort is perhaps the most obvious—and annoying—sign you may need a repair. If you’ve tried adjusting your setting and nothing seems to work, Gordon Air Conditioning can help.

Repair or Replace: How to Choose

When your heat pump breaks down, it seems only natural to call for a repair. But sometimes, a repair isn’t worth it anymore. In those times, a replacement is a better investment. Here are some factors that can help you decide if a repair is a better option:

  • Your heat pump is younger than 10 years old. If your heat pump is still relatively young, a repair likely makes sense. It still has a lot of life left for you. However, if your heat pump is up there in years, a replacement might make more financial sense.
  • You haven’t repaired your heat pump a bunch of times. If a repair on your system is a relatively rare occurrence, you may want to go ahead with the repair. If you feel like you’ve been repairing your unit a lot, it might be time to contemplate a replacement.
  • Your needed repair is small. If a technician can take care of your issue easily and the price is relatively low, a repair is most likely your best choice. But if your repair will set you back quite a bit—like replacing your heat pump’s compressor—it’s likely better to invest that money into a new heat pump that will serve you for a lot longer.

A Gordon Air Conditioning technician can walk you through all your alternatives and help you decide if repair or replacement makes more sense for your system. No matter what you need, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 850-682-5509 or make an appointment with us online.

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